Investigators are on the lookout for a person who was caught stealing $1,200 value of wigs from an Oakland Park magnificence parlor — and the proprietor believes this wasn’t the primary time he is robbed the shop.
The Broward Sheriff’s Workplace launched surveillance footage of the thief coming into the Low cost Magnificence Provide Retailer on Jan. 7. Inside seconds of coming into, the person brutally attacked staff with pepper spray.
“Truthfully, I am not offended, however I really feel unhealthy,” says proprietor Shaykat Ahamed, who didn’t need to seem on digicam.
The person pepper sprayed two of Ahamed’s staff after which took a number of costly human hair wigs, value a complete of about $1,200.
The suspect will get right into a white SUV after which takes off.
Ahamed stated he felt sorry for his staff, who had been sick for days after being sprayed with pepper spray.
And he believes the suspect has robbed his retailer no less than 4 occasions earlier than. Two of the robberies passed off in October, however it was the midnight when the shop was closed.
Ahamed has made adjustments to safe the shop, reminiscent of including bars to his entrance door and elevating his wig show a number of toes increased, making each bit — value about $400 to $500 — tougher to achieve.
The costly wigs have develop into a sizzling merchandise for criminals seeking to make a fast buck.
Ahamed stated the stolen wigs are sometimes offered illegally on the road for $100 to $200.
“That is sort of his job,” he stated. “He steals and sells and makes cash from it.”
The proprietor is now turning to the general public, hoping somebody will acknowledge the suspect’s photograph or the white getaway automobile during which he drove off.
“If anybody sees something, anybody finds a clue, assist the police,” Ahamed stated.
Anybody with data is requested to name BSO Detective Mark Copley at 954-321-4738 or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).